A little goes a long way, is the takeaway from this tutorial. SWACQ shows us that it’s possible for anyone to make music on his level, with very accessible tools. This is a remarkably inspiring watch for any producer, novice or professional.
“With just a few samples and creativity, you can make a great song” - SWACQ
SWACQ records a voice memo in his phone, brings it into logic, takes a string loop and chops it up to replicate the melody he recorded into his phone. Using this as the foundation, he builds the track around it showing us many of his favourite tips and techniques for laying down ideas fast and inspiring creativity. The take away from this masterclass is that with any modern DAW software such as Logic, you can lean on the ability to manipulate sounds that you already have or even record straight from your voice into your phone for endless possibilities.
Amsterdam based SWACQ is a multi talented Artist, DJ/Producer and Influencer, who injects his love and inspiration into any genre he finds interesting. From melodic pop, future bass and clubby bass house to hard-hitting festival anthems, this man does it all in a remarkably catchy way.
After years of perfecting his skills in the studios, he has taken the dance scene by storm. Obviously you’ve already heard his groundbreaking and heavily supported 2019 tracks the anthem "Party Time" with Tiësto and one of his personal favorites "No Strings Attached".
His signature string of remixes for Martin Garrix, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, J. Balvin, Gucci Mane, Bazzi, Steve Aoki, Trey Songz and The Black Eyed Peas gained a lot of traction and support from other DJ's. This attention is boosting his fanbase, which is growing fast on the socials.
World class acts like The Black Eyed Peas and The Backstreet Boys use SWACQ produced tracks in their live shows. As a DJ, SWACQ performed live on tours spreading his magic around Europe, Asia and the USA. You even might have seen him on TV!
Currently 2020 is proving to be a vigorous year for SWACQ. He released originals on labels like STMPD, "Side 2 Side" with Blinders, the infectious "Horny Horns" and vital energetic sound of "POW!" on Musical Freedom. He also created remixes for Steve Aoki ft Felix Jahn’s "Inside Out" on Ultra Music/Dim Mak, Joe Stone & Four Of Diamonds "Superstar” on Spinnin' and Jonas Blue & Paloma Faith’s "Mistakes” on Virgin UK, to mention just a few.
While the world was in Covid19 Lockdown, the fun-loving SWACQ kept his social distance by locking himself up in his home studio, enjoying art and working safely from a distance in collaborations with world class acts Tiësto, Will.I.Am, Timmy Trumpet, Don Diablo and Willy William. Expect those spectacular releases in the near future.
When not creating his sounds, SWACQ finds a lot of inspiration through art, design and fashion. At the moment he is very much into KAWS and Jean Michel Basquiat.
You are bound to hear a lot more from this energetic and unique DJ/producer because SWACQ has merely scratched the surface of his unbound inspiration. He keeps developing his playful sound in new edges and - spoiler alert - is working on some vocal projects. Don’t just expect SWACQ to surprise your ears and brain as of early 2021. Be prepared!
EDM, House, Bass House & Electro House